[sf-lug] Adding Scripts to Bash

jim jim at systemateka.com
Wed Jul 6 19:14:02 PDT 2011

    assuming you have an executable program skype.sh and 
it's in your home directory (e.g. /home/eric). 
    your .bashrc script is the key to automating stuff 
when you open a terminal window. 

$ cd 
$ pwd 
$ gedit .bashrc 

    scroll to the bottom of the file and add the line 

    save and quit. 
    try it out. 

    if the skype.sh script is somewhere else, e.g. /usr/local/bin, 
then in your .bashrc file put 
    then save, quit, try.... 

On Wed, 2011-07-06 at 17:43 -0700, Eric W. Rasmussen wrote:
> A while back I went to a LUG meeting and the fine folks helped me add a 
> script to my terminal that activated once it opened.  Basically, I need 
> to turn off my touchpad at startup. The script is this:
> xinput set-int-prop "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" "Device Enabled" 8 0
> We couldn't get it to automatically deactivate without opening the 
> terminal so I said, Whatever!  But I have changed my OS (mint) and I 
> need to do it again.
> Now I have to run a special .sh file if I want Skype to work correctly.  
> The question is...
> Where do I place skype.sh and how do I automate the execution once 
> terminal is open.
> Much thanks if you can walk me through this
> ewr
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